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Old 03-04-2010, 04:25 AM
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Gonna keep fighting.....
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:34 AM
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Hi El,

If you do get to that AA meeting, listen to them talk about surrendering, instead of fighting.

Many of us alcoholics have found that fighting just gave our alcoholism more power to beat us back.

It's a paradox that you overcome something by surrendering to it. But it works.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:07 AM
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Hey!! Well, don't kick yourself. This sobriety thing isn't easy, but you can do it. Glad to see you and day 6? AWESOME!!!!

Give it a couple more days and I'm telling you, you will be sleeping much better. Zzzzzzzzz...........
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:09 AM
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congrats on your Day 6, keep going and remember how good you feel today from NOT giving in.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:42 AM
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Congrats on your day six! Keep it going, one day at a time!
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:57 AM
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A quote from the book Alcoholics Anonymous:

Our next function is to grow in understanding
and effectiveness. This is not an overnight matter.
It should continue for our lifetime. Continue to watch
for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. When
these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them.
We discuss them with someone immediately and make
amends quickly if we have harmed anyone. Then we
resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help.
Love and tolerance of others is our code.
And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone--
even alcohol. For by this time sanity will have returned.
We will seldom be interested in liquor. If
tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame.
I fought my alcoholism the last 10 years I drank, I ALONE could not beat it! In all honesty I did not have a clue how to stay sober!

I was unable to stop drinking & STAY stopped until.......................... I surrendered!!

I quit fighting, I reached out my hand and I asked for help!!!

I asked for & got help from people who were alcoholics like me with one huge difference, they knew how to STAY sober!!!

When I asked for help they told me they had a SOLUTION for my alcoholism, when I asked what it was they said simply "If you want what we have do as we do and have done." They led the way, they gave me suggestions & shared with me how they stayed sober.

Now here is the part that is hard to fathom....... They did NOT teach me how NOT to drink........................... What they taught me was how to clean up my past relieving my guilt & shame & most importantly how to live life in such a manner that I had a SOLUTION for life!! A SOLUTION that was so good I had no reason to drink!
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:53 AM
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Since getting sober a load of things have come back to me that i have forgotten about, was just thinking about the amount of non-alcoholics i discussed my drinking with over the years and most of them said, when i would ask so what do you think i should do, i don't know really why don't you go to AA...i mean we must be talking a dozen sane mature non-professional non-alcoholic people here over the years...

Man i was so insane, of course my reaction was i'm not going to AA...but yet if i had asked them i have a legal problem what should i do, they would have said why don't you go to a lawyer and i would have gone

Oh man, it's great to be sober and look back and see clearly now, hope you find your way down to that meeting soon man...a new life waiting for you to start it:-)
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